Pipeline integrity was on full display at Corrosion 2014. With aging infrastructure and new infrastructure development an important concern in most countries, the event attracted a record crowd to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, March 9-13.
NACE International’s annual conference and exposition highlights corrosion as a multi-trillion dollar global issue. A record-breaking 7,015 people from 69 countries attended the Corrosion conference, and 422 exhibitors made for the show’s largest corrosion expo ever, featuring the latest corrosion control technologies.
Industry leaders, regulators and representatives from government and academia participated in more than 1,000 hours of forums, symposia, lectures and committee meetings. Topics covered a variety of fields including cathodic protection, chemical inhibitors, coatings, oil and gas production, petroleum refining, pipelines, tanks, underground systems and more.
New sessions included Environmental Protection Agency Forum on Fuel Corrosiveness; a meeting of the Pipeline Operators Council; the inaugural Coatings Contractors Forum; and a forum on the Return on Investment of corrosion control measures. Conference attendees also saw the return of some of the most popular sessions from years past, including the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Pipeline Safety Forum and “Corrosion and Punishment.”
Corrosion 2015 will be in Dallas on March 15-19, 2015. For more information about exhibits, the call for papers, registration and other event topics, visit www.nacecorrosion.org.